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Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience I part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning?: Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
The following urls contains relevant materials for this assignment: http://www.happyplanetindex.org/public-data/files/happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf http://go.worldbank.org/UWABM2F1J0 http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDI_methodology.pdf

Understanding Macroeconomic Statistics: Country Profile Project part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This project, appropriate for principles of macro students, provides students with the opportunity to use collect and present real world data pertinent to macro concepts such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment and inflation. A short quantitative writing assignment reinforces interpretation skills.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.